Quiz: Science Laboratory Safety Test!

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Quiz: Science Laboratory Safety Test!

Do you know anything about science laboratories? Do you suppose you could pass this quiz? A science laboratory is a workplace for the conduct of scientific research. A laboratory is a facility that delivers regulated conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. Try taking the quiz to find out how much you know about the science laboratory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Flammable materials, like alcohol, should never be dispensed or used near
    • A. 

      An open door

    • B. 

      An open flame

    • C. 

      Another student

    • D. 

      A sink

  • 2. 
    If a fire erupts in the class during a lab, immediately.
    • A. 

      Notify your instructor

    • B. 

      Run for the fire extinguisher

    • C. 

      Throw water on the fire

    • D. 

      Open the windows

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      To avoid eye strain

    • B. 

      To improve your vision

    • C. 

      Only if you don't have corrective glasses

    • D. 

      Any time chemicals, heat or glassware are used

  • 4. 
    If you do not understand a direction or part of a lab procedure, you should
    • A. 

      Figure it out as you do the lab

    • B. 

      Try several methods until something works

    • C. 

      Ask the teacher before proceeding

    • D. 

      Skip it and go on to the next part

  • 5. 
    After completing an experiment, all chemical wastes should be
    • A. 

      Left at your lab station for the next class

    • B. 

      Disposed of according to your instructor's direction

    • C. 

      Dumped in the sink

    • D. 

      Taken home

  • 6. 
    If a lab experiment is not completed, you should
    • A. 

      Discuss the issue with your teacher

    • B. 

      Sneak in after school and work alone

    • C. 

      Come in during lunch and finish while eating lunch

    • D. 

      Make up some results

  • 7. 
    You are heating a substance in a test tube.  Always point the open end of the tube
    • A. 

      Toward yourself

    • B. 

      Toward your lab partner

    • C. 

      Toward another classmate

    • D. 

      Away from all people

  • 8. 
    You are heating a piece of glass and now want to pick it up.  You should
    • A. 

      Use a rag or paper towels

    • B. 

      Pick up the end that looks cooler

    • C. 

      Use tongs

    • D. 

      Pour cold water on it

  • 9. 
    You have been injured in the laboratory (cut, burn, etc.).  First you should
    • A. 

      Visit the school nurse after class

    • B. 

      See a doctor after school

    • C. 

      Tell the science instructor at once

    • D. 

      Apply first aid to yourself

  • 10. 
    When gathering glassware and equipment for an experiment, you should
    • A. 

      Read all directions carefully to know what equipment is necessary

    • B. 

      Examine all glassware to check for chips or cracks

    • C. 

      Clean any glassware that appears dirty

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Personal eyeglasses provide as much protection as
    • A. 

      A face shield

    • B. 

      Safety glasses

    • C. 

      Splashproof chemical googles

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Long hair in the laboratory must be
    • A. 

      Cut short

    • B. 

      Held away from the experiment with one hand

    • C. 

      Always neatly groomed

    • D. 

      Tied back or kept entirely out of the way by tying it with a hair band.

  • 13. 
    In a laboratory, the following should not be worn
    • A. 

      Loose clothing

    • B. 

      Dangling jewelry

    • C. 

      Sandals

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    The following footwear is best in the laboratory.
    • A. 

      Sandals

    • B. 

      Open-toes shoes

    • C. 

      Closed-toed shoes

    • D. 

      Shoes appropriate for the weather

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Always against the rules

    • B. 

      Okay

    • C. 

      Not dangerous

    • D. 

      Okay if you are working alone

  • 16. 
    If a piece of equipment is not working properly, stop, turn it off, and tell
    • A. 

      The custodian

    • B. 

      Your lab partner

    • C. 

      Your best friend in the class

    • D. 

      The science teacher

  • 17. 
    When you finish working with chemicals, biological specimens, and other lab substances, always
    • A. 

      Treat your hands with skin lotion

    • B. 

      Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water

    • C. 

      Wipe your hands on a towel

    • D. 

      Wipe your hands on your clothes

  • 18. 
    Hot glass looks the same as cold glass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Work areas should be kept clean and tidy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Never remove chemicals or other equipment from the classroom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False